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ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst

Prepare for the ISTQB® Advanced Level—Test Analyst Certification Exam

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Accredited training for the ISTQB® Advanced Tester Certification—Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification, aligned to the newest syllabus. This course covers the testing process, test management, test techniques, testing software quality characteristics, reviews, and tools.

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Dec 12Dec 14, 2022
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Virtual Classroom
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Description

This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. This hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action. The course will teach attendees how to analyze the system, taking into account the user’s quality expectations. They will learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using their understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. Attendees will know how to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. They will be able to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality. Attendees will learn how to implement a testing effort that supports the explicit and implicit testing objectives. We suggest that attendees hold the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate, especially if they intend to take the ISTQB exam, but non-certificate holders can also benefit from this course.

By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used
  • Determine the proper prioritization of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis
  • Select and apply appropriate test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to their testing activities
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed
  • Work effectively in a usability testing team
  • Effectively participate in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products
  • Improve the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools

The ISTQB® Certification Advanced Test Analyst Course expands on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification. This course covers the topics as defined in the 2019 Advanced Test Analyst Syllabus leading towards the Advanced Test Analyst certification. There are seven general topics covered; the testing process, test management, test techniques, testing software quality characteristics, reviews, defect management, and tools. The focus is on testing techniques and methods and understanding the requirements for testing the characteristics of software beyond functionality.

Specific techniques addressed include equivalence partitioning, boundary value testing, classification trees, decision tables, cause-effects diagrams, state diagrams and tables, pair-wise techniques, use cases, user stories, domain analysis, and experience-based and defect-based techniques. Additional focus is placed on the two non-functional aspects relating to software quality characteristics based on the ISO 9126 and include functionality and usability. Technical non-functional characteristics are included for familiarity and include reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who have taken the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level training and wish to expand their knowledge and skills into more advanced areas
  • Individuals who have received the ISTQB Foundation Level certification, have met the criteria for taking the advanced certification exams, and wish to prepare for those exams. 
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about advanced testing topics

Pre-Qualification for the Advanced Certification Exam
This course prepares you for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam. After pre-qualification is completed, students will receive an exam voucher. The exam can be taken online from home/office or at a testing center. To schedule a personal certification planning consultation with one of our Training Advocates contact our Client Support team.

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline

The Test Analyst’s Tasks in the Test Process
Introduction
Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
Test Analysis
Test Design
    Low-level and High-level Test Cases
    Design of Test Cases
Test Implementation
Test Execution

The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
Introduction
Risk Identification
Risk Assessment
Risk Mitigation
    Prioritizing the Tests
    Adjusting Testing for Future Test Cycles

Test Techniques
Introduction
Black-Box Test Techniques
    Equivalence Partitioning
    Boundary Value Analysis
    Decision Table Testing
    State Transition Testing
    Classification Tree Technique
    Pairwise Testing
    Use Case Testing
    Combining Techniques
 
Experience-Based Test Techniques
    Error Guessing
    Checklist-Based Testing
    Exploratory Testing
    Defect-Based Test Techniques
Applying the Most Appropriate Technique

Testing Software Quality Characteristics
Introduction
Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
    Functional Correctness Testing
    Functional Appropriateness Testing
    Functional Completeness Testing
    Interoperability Testing
    Usability Evaluation
    Portability Testing

Reviews
Introduction
Using Checklists in Reviews
    Requirements Reviews
    User Story Reviews
    Tailoring Checklists

Test Tools and Automation
Introduction
Keyword-Driven Automation
Types of Test Tools
    Test Design Tools
    Test Data Preparation Tools
    Automated Test Execution Tools

Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
Dec 12Dec 14, 2022
Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classroom
Anywhere
Price: $2,195 USD
Course Duration: 3 Days, 8 Hours Per Day
Description

This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. This hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action. The course will teach attendees how to analyze the system, taking into account the user’s quality expectations. They will learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using their understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. Attendees will know how to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. They will be able to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality. Attendees will learn how to implement a testing effort that supports the explicit and implicit testing objectives. We suggest that attendees hold the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate, especially if they intend to take the ISTQB exam, but non-certificate holders can also benefit from this course.

By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used
  • Determine the proper prioritization of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis
  • Select and apply appropriate test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to their testing activities
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed
  • Work effectively in a usability testing team
  • Effectively participate in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products
  • Improve the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools

The ISTQB® Certification Advanced Test Analyst Course expands on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification. This course covers the topics as defined in the 2019 Advanced Test Analyst Syllabus leading towards the Advanced Test Analyst certification. There are seven general topics covered; the testing process, test management, test techniques, testing software quality characteristics, reviews, defect management, and tools. The focus is on testing techniques and methods and understanding the requirements for testing the characteristics of software beyond functionality.

Specific techniques addressed include equivalence partitioning, boundary value testing, classification trees, decision tables, cause-effects diagrams, state diagrams and tables, pair-wise techniques, use cases, user stories, domain analysis, and experience-based and defect-based techniques. Additional focus is placed on the two non-functional aspects relating to software quality characteristics based on the ISO 9126 and include functionality and usability. Technical non-functional characteristics are included for familiarity and include reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who have taken the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level training and wish to expand their knowledge and skills into more advanced areas
  • Individuals who have received the ISTQB Foundation Level certification, have met the criteria for taking the advanced certification exams, and wish to prepare for those exams. 
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about advanced testing topics

Pre-Qualification for the Advanced Certification Exam
This course prepares you for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam. After pre-qualification is completed, students will receive an exam voucher. The exam can be taken online from home/office or at a testing center. To schedule a personal certification planning consultation with one of our Training Advocates contact our Client Support team.

Questions? 929.777.8102 [email protected]
Course Outline

The Test Analyst’s Tasks in the Test Process
Introduction
Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
Test Analysis
Test Design
    Low-level and High-level Test Cases
    Design of Test Cases
Test Implementation
Test Execution

The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
Introduction
Risk Identification
Risk Assessment
Risk Mitigation
    Prioritizing the Tests
    Adjusting Testing for Future Test Cycles

Test Techniques
Introduction
Black-Box Test Techniques
    Equivalence Partitioning
    Boundary Value Analysis
    Decision Table Testing
    State Transition Testing
    Classification Tree Technique
    Pairwise Testing
    Use Case Testing
    Combining Techniques
 
Experience-Based Test Techniques
    Error Guessing
    Checklist-Based Testing
    Exploratory Testing
    Defect-Based Test Techniques
Applying the Most Appropriate Technique

Testing Software Quality Characteristics
Introduction
Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
    Functional Correctness Testing
    Functional Appropriateness Testing
    Functional Completeness Testing
    Interoperability Testing
    Usability Evaluation
    Portability Testing

Reviews
Introduction
Using Checklists in Reviews
    Requirements Reviews
    User Story Reviews
    Tailoring Checklists

Test Tools and Automation
Introduction
Keyword-Driven Automation
Types of Test Tools
    Test Design Tools
    Test Data Preparation Tools
    Automated Test Execution Tools

Class Schedule
Day 1: 12:00pm-5:00pm ET
Day 2: 12:00pm-5:00pm ET
Day 3: 12:00pm-5:00pm ET
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm class schedule at registration.
 
Class Fee Includes
  • Exam voucher: Registration includes an ISTQB® exam voucher for participants who will take the exam in the United States. For international students, we will deduct the cost of the exam voucher, allowing these students to coordinate the exam with their ISTQB Local Member Board.  
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer. Easy and quick access fits today’s working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.

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